The Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene on Your Body: Periodontal Disease

Today we begin a 7-part series on how dental hygiene affects your overall health. We all know brushing and flossing are good for the teeth, but do you know how important good dental care is to your health at large? Dr. Maryam Brazdo and her team at Artistic Touch Dentistry aren’t just concerned with your mouth; we want you to experience total health!

One of the first negative effects of poor dental hygiene is something you might expect: periodontal disease. When the teeth aren’t properly cared for and periodontal disease sets in, bone begins to deteriorate around the teeth which makes teeth looser and can eventually lead to tooth loss. 25% of US adults over age 65 have lost all of their teeth! To preserve your teeth and maintain your jawline, facial structures, and gum health, it is imperative to keep those teeth in place.

Periodontal disease has a serious impact on your total health and Dr. Brazdo is your Melbourne FL dentist for proper tooth care education and periodontal disease prevention. Stay tuned for additional ways dental hygiene affects health as we continue the series.